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Morris recruits heritage railway engineer

The Shrewsbury-based Morris Lubricants has a new Heritage Account Manager – Simon Holroyd, who has worked on a number of heritage railway projects.

Holroyd is uniquely qualified for the position, having worked on various prominent restoration projects. His last position was at the National Railway Museum as an Engineering Manager for the restoration of the Flying Scotsman. In addition, he has worked on restoring the Bullied Pacific Winston Churchill, a replica of Stephenson’s Rocket and the 71000 Duke of Gloucester, which was the last passenger steam locomotive operated by British Rail.

In addition to making modern industrial lubricants like gear oil and slideway oil, Morris also makes a range of products for steam locomotives and other vintage vehicles. Having used some of these products over his career, Holroyd says he has first-hand knowledge of how good they are. He says he will set about introducing himself to the 118 different heritage railways around the country and convince them of the benefits of using Morris’ products.

The Executive Chairman of Morris Lubricants, Andrew Goddard, said:

“We are delighted to have been able to recruit Simon whose expansive knowledge and experience of the heritage railways sector will be a great attribute to the company. We look forward to supporting Simon as he secures new customers and continues to service our existing customers.”

Holroyd takes over the role of close friend Keiron Thorogood, who had good relationships with the various heritage railways around the country, but passed away last year aged 49.

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